personalised books

The magic of my name personalised books

June 29, 2018 admin 0

I am a huge lover of personlaised gifts. I have said it time and time again, I think they just show that little bit of extra thought has gone into buying a present for someone and they then become special keepsakes that you are more likely to cherish over the years.   I am also an avid reader. I love books so much that I even joined a book club in January and now meet up […]

3rd wedding anniversary gift ideas

Third wedding anniversary gift ideas

June 29, 2018 admin 0

Traditionally the third wedding anniversary should be celebrated with gifts made from leather. I remember thinking this would be easy but soon realised it was going to be harder to pick the perfect gift than i thought so here are some 3rd wedding anniversary gift ideas to help give you some inspiration.   A leather Belt This is the perfect gift for a man or a women who loves practical gifts. The belt is not […]

Does your Hubby deserve a treat?

June 28, 2018 admin 0

The focus always seems to be on women getting the treat. In our eyes, we might do a lot more, but sometimes we might take for granted how much they actually do for us. Yes, they might leave their washing right next to the washing basket. Yes, they might accidentally forget to do the dishes until it’s too late. But they’re the ones who love us endlessly, help to put food on the table, and […]

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Our first My Pet Gift Box review

June 28, 2018 admin 0

Subscription boxes are all the rage at the moment. You can get them full of craft items for the children, beauty products for the ladies, alcohol for adults and even boxes for your pet from My Pet Gift Box. I wasn’t sure if these were a great idea or totally ludicrous but either way I wanted to give them a try and see what Buddy would think of them. My Pet Gift Box is a […]

Moseley old hall

A round up of National Trust reviews

June 21, 2018 admin 1

We recently bought a family pass for the National Trust and I am now possibly a little obsessed with visiting different places, leafing through the brochure, planning trips and reading reviews trying to find the best places. So I figured if this is what I’m doing then maybe other people do this too and although the National Trust website is brilliant all the blurbs are written from a PR stance to encourage you to visit […]

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Self employment – the six month mark

June 19, 2018 admin 0

In January I made the very scary decision to hand in my notice at the college where I taught, without a back up plan, without any savings, and without the faintest idea what I was going to do or how we would survive but with the support of my husband and the encouragement of my friends and family I handed in my notice to concentrate on my blog and the possibility of working for myself.   […]

A Day Out at Dunham Massey National Trust

June 18, 2018 admin 0

Since buying our National Trust membership last month we have now visited 4 places and are really enjoying exploring these new places. On Father’s day we decided to visit one close to home, Dunham Massey.   Dunham Massey is in Altrincham, Greater Manchester and about 40 minutes from Chester and is one of the largest National Trust placed in the North West.   Things to do? Dunham Massey is lovely for walks. There are some […]

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A day out at Charlecote Park National Trust

June 16, 2018 admin 0

I recently bought a family pass for the National trust, It cost £115 for the year and apparently we can take up to 10 children with us, however I think I’ll just stick to our two thanks! We also got a £15 gift voucher to spend in the National Trust shops along side the passes which is great as I have my eye on one of their tartan picnic blankets so I think I’ll use […]

Moseley old hall

A day out at Moseley Old Hall National Trust

June 15, 2018 admin 0

In May half term my family and I went glamping in Stratford-Upon-Avon, an area we hadn’t visited with the children before and were excited to explore. As we had just bought our National Trust memberships that week we thought we would visit a few places during the trip. We stopped off at Wightwick Manor and Gardens on the way there, visited Charlecote Park during our stay and stopped off at Moseley Old Hall on the way home. […]

1st wedding anniversary gift ideas

1st wedding anniversary gift ideas

June 13, 2018 admin 2

It is traditional to give the gift of paper to celebrate the 1st year of marriage but trying to find a suitable and thoughtful paper gift can be harder than it sounds so I have put together a list of 1st wedding anniversary gift ideas and I hope it gives you some inspiration.   Personalised Wall Art A beautiful personalised wall art that can be framed to remind you of the special day one year […]